Company of Heroes 2 Announced, Releasing Early 2013
New Company of Heroes takes place on the Eastern Front on World War II.
Company of Heroes 2 gives players the chance to take control of the Red Army during WW2
Company of Heroes 2 has been announced, and will take place in the Second World War as players take control of the Red Army. Players will be taken to the frozen wasteland of Russia in early 2013.
The game is described as a true sequel to the original game and moves away from the much-explored Western Front, as players fight in Russia as the Red Army against the Nazis. Remember, this is towards the end of World War II when the Nazis are making a push towards Russia. The Nazis get crushed by the bitter winter conditions, and are forced to retreat. They then find themselves sandwiched between the East the West, ultimately causing the downfall.
The game is set in 1941 and, as mentioned, the Nazi invasion on the Soviet Union is taking place which results in a brutal 14 million casulaties.
The game uses Essence 3.0 EngineTM to bring new advancements in technology to the strategy genre through what the developer’s called Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphic fidelity and new environmental destruction. The player will also be put in control through the Commander Abilities
Greg Wilson, Producer at Relic Entertainment, said the game introduces new protagonists and new technology while retaining the strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer. Executive Vice President Danny Bilson added there will be DLC post-launch.
The original Company of Heroes released in 2006. It’s currently the highest rated strategy game of Gamerankings.com.
A leaked PC Gamer scan also said the game would release in 2013; it could include Stalingrad, Smolensk, Kursk and the capital Moscow. Quinn Duffy, the game’s lead designer, said the teams wants to bring more authenticity and realism to the game. THQ didn’t comment on the screenshot, which showed tanks and soldiers destroying a village or town.
The fives locations represent five key battles, according to the scan, covering the Russian’s move westward and largest instance of armored warfare in history.
Company of Heroes 2 released on PC in 2013. Visit companyofheroes.com for more information. It looks like the game is being published and developed by THQ.